PPP over Ethernet

Updated: May 06, 2022

We support the Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), which is commonly deployed by broadband service providers.

Our PPPoE support consists of the io-pkt-* stack, as well as the pppoectl utility, which negotiates the PPPoE session. Once the PPPoE session is established, the pppd daemon creates a PPP connection.

When you use PPPoE, you don't need to specify any configuration parameters—our modules will automatically obtain the appropriate configuration data from your ISP and set up everything for you.

For more information, see the following in the Utilities Reference:

io-pkt
Networking manager.
pppoectl
Display or set parameters for a PPPoE interface.